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Terry Collins will get to work with Ruben Tejada plenty during spring training.
Tejada and Panama lost to Brazil, 1-0, Monday night in a winner-take-all qualifier for the World Baseball Classic, which will be held in March.
Tejada went 0-for-3. He hit .313 during the qualifying tournament.
Mets farmhand Angel Cuan started and suffered the hard-luck loss. Cuan allowed one run on eight hits while striking out six and walking none in four innings. Manny Acosta struck out the lone batter he faced.
Ruben Tejada #11 SSNew York Mets 2012 STATS GM114 HR1 RBI25 R53 OBP.333 AVG.289 Terry Collins will get to work with Ruben Tejada plenty during spring training.